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Aaron Shaffier

Does a Dorm Room Need a Mezuzah?

Question:I currently live in a dorm at college, do I need to affix a Mezuzah on the door to my dorm room? I'm worried they will make a hassle about leaving a mark on the door frame. Answer:Hi Daniel,A dorm student is not technically obligated to put up a mezuzah because the dorm is not his or her permanent place of residence. This is different than a tenant paying rent who must put up a Mezuzah because they are living on the property as if they are owners of sorts. Dormers, on the other hand, have use of their rooms much like...

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Aaron Shaffier

Lettering Styles

Question:I recently learned about the concept of Mezuzot and I’m totally into it! My question is, should I buy Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or Chabad Mezuzot and what’s the difference between them? Answer:Congratulations! Affixing Mezuzot on your doorways is an important step to take in your Judaism journey. The only difference between Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or Chabad is the lettering style. The actual content of all Mezuzot is always the same. Ashkenazim (Jews originating from Europe) generally write in the style described by the Rabbi Yosef Karo (16th century) in his book "Bet Yosef". Chasidic communities with Ashkenazi roots generally follow the tradition of...

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Aaron Shaffier

What Blessing is Said on the Mezuzah?

Get your Mezuzah Ready Just before you affix the Mezuzah you say the traditional Mezuzah blessing. You can say it in Hebrew or translated to any language you understand. First get the Mezuzah in position with your nails ready or the double sided tape peeled. Make sure you know how high and on what side of the door you want to affix the Mezuzah. When you are all ready, say the Mezuzah Blessing and then immediately, without talking, affix the Mezuzah. The Mezuzah Blessing Here is the Mezuzah Blessing in Hebrew, transliterated to English and in English: Baruch Ata Adonai...

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Aaron Shaffier

Mezuzah Store now has an affiliate program

For quite some time, we have gotten requests from Synagogues, day schools and other organizations as well as individuals for an affiliate program. Well, now we have one!  What is an affiliate program? Let's say you are the chairperson of your Synagogues building fund. Or on the board of your child's day school and you are looking for a way to raise funds. Creating an account with our affiliate program can help you raise funds by earning a percentage of every purchase referred by you or your organization.  Here's how it works When you sign up for an account with...

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